Bad news for fisheries in Alaska as politics and lobbying trump science and stewardship
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton [News Analysis] July 28, 2014
Two unrelated decsions on Friday represented bad news for Alaska’s fabled commercial fisheries.
First, The Alaska Superior Court on Friday overturned a lower court decision invalidating a fish grab by the Kenai River Sport Fishing Association.
That group put forward a ballot initiative that would eliminate all commercial setnets in the Cook Inlet salmon fishery. Alaska’s attorney general declined to certify the initiative, saying it was a taking of a state economic asset, which cannot be done by initiative, Read more…